Utah Attractions

Seven Peaks Water park is a 26-acre park featuring winding waterslides, a wave pool & lazy river, plus cabanas & food vendors. They offer Water Slides, Wave Pools, Lazy Rivers, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Rock Climbing, Rush Coaster, Go Karts, Splash Boats, and more! Seven Peaks Water Parks is located in Salt Lake City and Lehi.

Boondocks is an entertainment hub with locations in Kaysville & Draper Utah plus Northglenn Colorado. All feature wild attractions and full restaurants. Boondocks provides a variety of entertainment options that appeal to all ages and interests. Boondocks Food & Fun regularly entertains birthday parties and group events, including company parties, corporate team building events, and school and church outings.

The Heber Valley Historic Railroad is a heritage railroad based in Heber City, Utah. It operates passenger excursion trains along a line between Heber City and Vivian Park, which is located in Provo Canyon.

The Bingham Canyon Mine, more commonly known as Kennecott Copper Mine among locals, is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, in the Oquirrh Mountains. The mine is owned by Rio Tinto Group, an international mining and exploration company headquartered in the United Kingdom. The copper operations at Bingham Canyon Mine are managed through Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation which operates the mine, a concentrator plant, a smelter, and a refinery. The mine has been in production since 1906, and has resulted in the creation of a pit over 0.6 miles (0.97 km) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, and covering 1,900 acres (770 ha). It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 under the name Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine. The mine experienced a massive landslide in April 2013 and a smaller slide in September 2013.

Springville Recreation Center’s mission statement is to create lasting memories, provide diverse opportunities, build unity, and provide safe and fun experiences for all ages, abilities and interests. It has exercise areas with cardio equipment available for use of adults 18 and over with paid pool, treadmills, elliptical machines, spin bikes, recumbent and exercise bikes. Sports programs are also available for both young and adults.

The American Fork Fitness Center offers a variety of group and specialty fitness classes throughout the day. The center also features a competition pool. Complete with a diving board, shallow play area and a hot tub, this pool has something for everyone. The expansive outdoor pool offers a variety of fun activities for the whole family, including play area; lazy river; and more!

Pleasant Grove Recreation Center is a 77,000 square foot facility which is a home to a wide variety of wholesome, interactive recreational and cultural activities. All are welcome to use the Pleasant Grove Recreation Center. With many community-based classes, the Pleasant Grove Recreation Center is a fun place to be.

The Orem Fitness Center was recently voted the #1 Community Center in Utah County by the Daily Herald Reader’s Choice Awards. The growth of recreation and fitness in Orem has brought about new programs and classes like: spinning, yoga, Pilates, water aerobics, stationary cardiovascular equipment, weight training, personal training, fitness and community safety classes, physical rehabilitation services, after school programs for youth, and senior citizens.

The Legacy Center, Lehi City’s 96,000 square foot recreation and fitness facility, offers three gymnasiums, a weight room, a cardio room, an indoor track and an aquatics area. The aquatics area has a lap pool, lazy river, and water slide. Perfect place for the whole family.

The Provo Recreation Center provides a state-of-the-art recreation experience for Provo residents with dozens of amenities for children, adults, seniors, and families. Spend a day at the indoor aquatic center, with slides, rock cliffs, water fall rock walls, lazy rivers, and more. Or come kick, lift, and dance your way to a workout at our fitness mezzanine while your kids play on the 4 basketball courts below. There is something for everyone to enjoy while at the Provo Recreation Center.

Temple Square is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) complex owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and located in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah.  The grounds, as well as the Gardens at Temple Square, often host concerts and other events. During the Christmas holiday season, more than a million Christmas lights sparkle from trees and shrubs around Temple Square each evening until 9 pm. The lighting of Temple Square is a popular event, usually attended by more than 10,000 people.

The Family History Library is a genealogical research facility in downtown Salt Lake City. The library is open to the public free of charge and is operated by FamilySearch, the genealogical arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is the largest library of its kind in the world with access to over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records. Records in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions have been filmed.

The Salt Lake Tabernacle, also known as the Mormon Tabernacle, is located on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. The original benches and columns supporting the balcony were made from the native “white pine” (Engelmann Spruce) that the Mormon pioneers found in the area. Because they wanted to “give their best to the Lord”, they hand painted grain on the benches to look like oak and the pillars to resemble marble.

The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located along I-80 near the Utah-Nevada border.  Found west of the Great Salt Lake, in western Utah, is perfectly flat and has a thick crust of salty soil. It looks like a frozen lake bed covered with snow. No vegetation grows in that area.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals. The majority of Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s animals are rescue animals.

The Tracy Aviary maintains a collection of over 400 birds representing about 135 species. Come see the $1.1 million Destination Argentina! exhibit and flamingos, guira kookoos, red crested cardinals, elegant crested tinamou and the always-playful monk parakeets. The aviary is located at 589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City (Southwest corner of Liberty Park) and is open year round.

Momentum owns and operates next generation climbing gyms in the Salt Lake, but it has a Lehi branch here in Utah County. They are known for inspiring wall designs and climber training innovation. Their direct connection to America’s sport climbing roots allows them to communicate climbing to new generations in an authentic way that others can’t. All the gyms offer programs, training tools and terrain to meet the needs of every climber, from first time walk-in to elite climber athlete.

Hansen Mountaineering is located in Orem, Utah, with over 30 years’ experience in the outdoor adventure industry. Only minutes away from some of the most amazing mountain hikes and climbing spots in the world. Furthermore, just a few hours away from some of the coolest canyons and slot canyons you can climb, hike, and rappel. They sell gear, offer rental equipment, sage advice, have a climbing gym for you to use (cheapest in the valley).—orem.html

FamilySearch Center is only one block away on the east side of Temple Square, it’s a great place where you can get one-on-one help with family history. It’s located in the lower level of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly the Hotel Utah). The FamilySearch Center has two large classrooms with Internet access, which can be reserved by groups. Family organizations and genealogical societies like to use the center for their members, especially when the Family History Library is closed on Monday nights. The center is also a great stop for bus tours.

Liberty Park is a popular public urban park in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the city’s second-largest public park, at 80 acres (32 ha), being surpassed only by Sugarhouse Park which has 110.5 acres (44.7 ha). The park features a pond with two islands, and is also the location of Tracy Aviary. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) and it includes the Isaac Chase Mill, which is also NRHP-listed.

Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10-acre (4.0 ha) Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. This magnificent granite structure was constructed over a period of 40 years, from the laying of the cornerstones on 6 April 1853 to the dedication on 6 April 1893. The temple is considered the house of the Lord and is sacred to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today Church members gather in more than 100 temples worldwide to worship and participate in sacred ordinances.

The Utah State Capitol is the house of government for the U.S. state of Utah. The building houses the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature, the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the State Auditor and their staffs. The capitol is the main building of the Utah State Capitol Complex, which is located on Capitol Hill, overlooking downtown Salt Lake City.

The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the mother church for Roman Catholics in the State of Utah. It is the only cathedral in the US under the patronage of St. Mary Magdalene. The Cathedral is home to the only co-educational Catholic Choir School in the United States. The Madeleine Choir School, established in 1996, now serves over 350 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Eight.

The Salt Lake City Public Library system is a network of public libraries funded by Salt Lake City. The Free Public Library of Salt Lake City first opened on February 14, 1898. The system is under the direction of a library board and circulates more than three million items each year. There are six locations: The Main Branch library downtown, Anderson-Foothill Branch, Chapman Branch in Glendale, Day-Riverside Branch in Rose Park, Sprague Branch in Sugar House, and Corrine & Jack Sweet Branch in the Avenues.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building was named in honor of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. It is located on the corner of Main Street and South Temple in Salt Lake City. It is now a social center with three restaurants: The Roof Restaurant, The Garden Restaurant and The Nauvoo Cafe. It is also a venue for events complete with 13 banquet rooms, catering services, event coordinators and a full-service floral department – Flowers Squared. Several levels of the building also serve as administrative offices for LDS Church departments such as FamilySearch. On January 3, 1978, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Hotel Utah.

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning, 360-member, all-volunteer choir. The choir is part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), founded in August 1847, one month after the Mormon pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley. Its funding is provided by the sale of albums, concert tickets, licensing of recorded performances, and donations. They visited 28 countries outside the United States, performed at 13 World’s Fairs and Expositions and released more than 130 musical compilations and several films and videotapes.

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum consists of a botanical garden, arboretum, and amphitheater operated by the University of Utah, in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. It is open year-round to the public. Red Butte Garden contains over 100 acres (0.40 km2) of botanical gardens and several miles of hiking trails through native vegetation It is the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West.

In every season, Gardner Village dazzles and delights. Stroll brick-lined paths and discover 22 locally-owned retail specialty shops surrounding the historic Gardner Mill in Salt Lake City, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Utah Historic Site. With the ambiance and charm of an early Utah village, you’ll enjoy shopping for the latest trends, dining in one of our eateries or experiencing an event at our meeting facility. Even a day spa is waiting for you to enjoy.

Wheeler Historic Farm is open every day during daylight hours to walk the farm and visit the animals. A working farm in Salt Lake City with cows, horses, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, goats and rabbits. They are not trained, or domesticated. They are not pets. You are welcome to pet the animals with caution.

The International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers (ISDUP, DUP) is a women’s organization dedicated to preserving the history of the original settlers of the geographic area covered by the State of Deseret and Utah Territory, including Mormon pioneers. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized 11 April 1901 in Salt Lake City. ISDUP headquarters are located in the Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The international organization is administered by a board.

LDS Conference Center located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the premier meeting hall for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) for semi-annual LDS Church general conferences and major church gatherings, devotionals, and other events. It is believed to be the largest theater-style auditorium ever built. Free tours daily. The expansive roof of the terraced complex is comprised of landscaped trees, shrubs, flowers, waterfalls, and fountains. The main auditorium seats 21,000.

The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, more commonly known as the SALT PALACE, is a convention center in Salt Lake City, Utah and is named after Utah’s 11th Governor, Calvin L. Rampton. Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Salt Palace Convention Center is the perfect place for meetings of any size or occasion. From full-facility conventions to one-room meetings, our staff will provide the highest level of service and attention to detail. The Salt Palace Convention Center is an integral part of the vibrant downtown scene that can make your next event unforgettable.

Utah Attractions